Home renovations, trips replace traditional gifts

Erased: company loses it all when $17,000 worth of computer records disappear

Charities want donors to give stock options

Job could be on line at office party

Holidays excite wrapping paper manufacturer

AT&T president replaces head of ailing consumer unit

Distances Santa from mall policy

Contemplates U.S. global concerns

Questions call for retirement-age hike

Tackle S.C. car rates

Is U.N. listening?

Defends embattled youth program

Urges `Scrooges'

Poses choice of skating or robbery

Asserts Beasley `lied' about banner

Denounces video poker's comeback

Suggests another Christmas shortcut

Let's not legalize pot

Don't cry for Eva

Gas tax gouge

Innovation has brightened Christmas trees over years

Eilat is suitable place to take a breather

Ethnic cards convey cultural diversity

Lighting up the holidays

Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-create slaves' Christmas customs

Husbands of soldiers lack formal support

Two states do battle over tritium production

Parking ticket penalty unclear

Volunteers give good will to mankind

Area Briefs

Gingrich admits violations

Cost-cutting crucial for HMO program

20th-century technology brings 18th-, 19th-century books to life

Seasonal favorites - Augusta authors reveal treasured holiday works

Releases promised by rebels

Aiken hopes art center spurs downtown growth

Policing the police: Officers often face inquiry

Redistricting may touch local seats

Effects of Welfare reform feared

Private school begins modestly

Students answer Santa's mail

Gifts let congressmen travel

North Carolina wins Shrine

Carolers share joy of season

'Tis better to give

Movie actress McQueen remembered for kindness

Booknotes - new book from Aiken native out

Defense drives Panthers

Turkey group quietly grows

Pets may not be ideal gifts

Golden Hawks take title

Gas prices might keep some home

River rivals unequal in tourism

Spiritual business

Romance in uniform - the rules can be blurry

Process is tested at SRS

Business briefs - GIW Industries bought by German subsidiary

Inmates' numbers decline

Edwards' heads-up play results in crown

Weary Terps win

Jaguars use Means to an end result - win

Miss kicks new life into Jags

Teamwork leads Dogs over struggling Cougars

Marty's mischief tickles toddlers with sound-activated control

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Encryption still tightly controlled

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

With Jobs' return, Apple goes back to its core

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

By rehiring Jobs, Apple Computer tries to put smile back on Mac users

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97